Revenge of the Middle-aged Woman

Revenge of the Middle-aged Woman

Two Mrs. Lloyd Series, Book 1

eBook - 2003
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Get ready to cheer for Rose Lloyd, a woman of young middle-age who proves that starting over doesn't have an age limit. After twenty-five years spent juggling husband, career, and kids with admirable success, Rose suddenly finds both her marriage and her career in unexpected ruin. Forced to begin a new life, she is at first terrified, then energized, by her newfound freedom-it's amazing what prolonged reflection, a little weight loss, a new slant on independence, and some Parisian lingerie will do for the psyche! Witty, insightful, and emotionally resonant, Buchan's novel will strike a chord with anyone who has ever wondered what Middle Age would look like from the other side of the looking glass (answer: much better than you could ever expect).
Publisher: 2003
ISBN: 9781101200346
Branch Call Number: E-Book

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lisay53
Jul 25, 2016

Mixed feelings about this book. The first half was so raw with emotion, and the second with her moving on. It was a little too close to home.

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johncruse
Mar 01, 2016

Good title and good plot. Terrible presentation. Flashback 10 years, flashback 2 years, flashback 6 weeks, etc. Constant flashbacks: here, there, everywhere. The story is getting good and suddenly, without warning you are in another time and place.

ser_library Feb 11, 2016

the beginning is cleverly written and interesting but then it dragged; set in Paris and London there are some interesting descriptions but i skimmed the 2nd half

WVMLStaffPicks Jan 05, 2015

The old Spanish proverb that introduces this novel-- Living well is the best revenge—is a necessary reassurance that all will be well eventually with Rose Lloyd. We come to know her personally through flashbacks to her childhood and first love affair that are interwoven with the narrative of her present life as a busy book editor and conscientious and loving wife and mother. When her husband Nathan leaves her for a younger woman who eventually takes her job as well, Rose’s anguish is heart-wrenchingly portrayed. The tables slowly turn and as Rose gains in confidence, we can almost feel sorry for Nathan as he comes to realise the value of the pattern of life that he has so unthinkingly destroyed. Women ‘of a certain age’ will appreciate the denouement of this novel—younger readers may feel that their generation is unsympathetically portrayed.

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annekim9
Jan 21, 2010

Very enjoyable audiobook about Rose, happily married for 25 years to Nathan, and then he leaves her for Rose's assistant and "friend" who also takes over her job and her house. Rose learns that living well is the best revenge. Set in London, this novel is well-written, thoughtful and often amusing.

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